Vertical Farming – Aquaponics

Learn how to design, build and operate an aquaponics system in urban environments. Gain hands-on experience with system construction, water chemistry testing, and plant/ fish care.
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9 goal industry innovation and infrastructure
11 goal sustainable cities and communities
13 goal climate action


November 15, 2023


4 weeks

Delivery Method

Face-to-face or Online


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Why choose this course?

Position yourself at the forefront of a rapidly-evolving industry

Network confidently with your global industry peers

Drive policy change and transition towards sustainable mobility management

Gain a competitive edge in your industry

Foster creativity and promote innovation in your organization hub

Identify investment opportunities and capitalize on emerging trends

Explore the latest strategies and technologies for sustainable food management

Master design & implementation of sustainable food management solutions

Support UAE and global agendas at COP28 beyond

course topics

Gain knowledge and acquire new skills through the following modules:

Basic Principles and Benefits of Aquaponics System
Types of the Aquaponics Systems and the Science of Growth
Nutrition and Controlling Growth
Stakeholder Involvement for Aquaponics Implementation
Technical Challenges and Mitigation

key takeaways

On successful completion of this unit a participant should be able to:

Understand the basic principles of aquaponics and define the economic and social benefits of an aquaponic system.

Define different types of aquaponics systems design and comprehend the science of animal and plant growth.

Apply the concepts of nutrition and controlling growth.

Recognize the importance of stakeholder involvement for successful aquaponics implementation.

Identify practical problems in an aquaponic system or a farm.

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who is this course for?

Urban planners and designers seeking to integrate food production and green infrastructure.

Landscape architects interested in sustainable landscaping practices.

Government officials and policymakers seeking to advance urban agriculture programs and policies.

Researchers studying the intersection of food systems, ecology, and social justice in urban environments.

Entrepreneurs eager to explore the potential of urban agriculture as a viable and profitable enterprise.

Students who want to learn about the role of urban agriculture in creating sustainable and resilient cities.

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course instructors

SEE Institute courses are created and delivered by the leading industry and education experts, who are at the forefront of sustainable change.   

Our faculty comprises experienced engineers who possess practical knowledge and skills for creating sustainable cities and are making headlines with their innovative perspectives.

By joining us, participants have the unique opportunity to learn from and network with our experts, gaining valuable insights and connections that can benefit their personal and professional growth.

Dr. Mohamed Irfan

Program Director

Dr. Irfan is our experienced Program Director responsible for continuously evolving our curriculum to anticipate future developments and innovation.

He works closely with leading experts to expose students to diverse perspectives and uses unique innovation frameworks and strategies to help students move from concept to action, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth. Go from ‘thinking’ to ‘doing’ with Dr. Irfan’s guidance and expertise. He manages programs with world-class faculty to provide students with the highest quality education.

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